Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. increased its stake in Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) by 1.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 218,252 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 2,544 shares during the period. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. owned 0.11% of Healthcare Trust of America worth $6,790,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. V Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Healthcare Trust of America during the second quarter valued at about $101,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. acquired a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America during the second quarter valued at $132,000. US Bancorp DE boosted its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 1,142.9% in the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 4,350 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $135,000 after buying an additional 4,000 shares in the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado boosted its position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America by 44.0% in the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 6,175 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $192,000 after buying an additional 1,888 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Comerica Bank acquired a new position in shares of Healthcare Trust of America during the first quarter valued at $202,000. Institutional investors own 97.56% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE HTA) opened at 30.41 on Tuesday. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. has a 12 month low of $26.34 and a 12 month high of $34.64. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $30.13 and its 200 day moving average is $30.99. The company has a market capitalization of $6.10 billion, a P/E ratio of 149.07 and a beta of 0.32.

Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.39. Healthcare Trust of America had a net margin of 6.07% and a return on equity of 1.42%. The business had revenue of $139.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $133.69 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.38 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts predict that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. will post $0.25 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 6th. Investors of record on Monday, October 2nd will be given a $0.305 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 29th. This is a positive change from Healthcare Trust of America’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. This represents a $1.22 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.01%. Healthcare Trust of America’s payout ratio is currently 571.43%.

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Several research analysts have recently weighed in on HTA shares. Raymond James Financial, Inc. upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust of America from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $35.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Jefferies Group LLC lifted their price target on shares of Healthcare Trust of America from $35.00 to $36.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Healthcare Trust of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 23rd. BMO Capital Markets set a $33.00 price target on shares of Healthcare Trust of America and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 15th. Finally, UBS AG upgraded shares of Healthcare Trust of America from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $34.14.

In related news, CEO Scott D. Peters sold 55,240 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.06, for a total value of $1,770,994.40. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 405,092 shares in the company, valued at approximately $12,987,249.52. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 1.50% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Healthcare Trust of America Company Profile

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc is a real estate investment trust. The Company is an owner and operator of medical office buildings (MOBs) in the United States. The Company focuses on owning and operating MOBs that serve healthcare delivery and are located on health system campuses, near university medical centers, or in community core outpatient locations.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA)

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